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Record Number: 16334


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, July 1832: 'Poor Sir Walter Scott! You have heard that he is dying [...] The other night Papa read a passage from the Lady of the Lake to me; and I did not like to hear it. It sounded like something unnatural -- as if you were looking at a broken instrument, & hearing its sweetest music at the same time. [...] You know I am not an admirer of Sir Walter's poetry.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1832 and 31 Jul 1832

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Edward Moulton-Barrett sr

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 May 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Estate owner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Jamaica

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Elizabeth Barrett (reader's daughter).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lady of the Lake

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16334

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16334, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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